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City looks for new top cop

Three Oxford Board of Aldermen will join five members of the community to form a citizens’ committee to screen applications for the chief of police. Chief Mike Martin is retiring at the end of January. (October 17, 2012, Page 1)

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    City rejects loading zone request for Lyric

    The Oxford Board of Aldermen denied a request from the owner of The Lyric Oxford to reserve the loading zone behind his business from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Read about the loading zone issue and other business from Tuesday night’s meeting. (October 17, 2012, Page 2)

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      11th Street to get speed humps

      Residents on South 11th Street may soon have a bumpier drive on their way to their home. Mayor Pat Patterson announced Monday night that South 11th Street will be getting three speed humps to help slow down traffic on the neighborhood road. Residents signed a petition in March requesting the humps that will be 12-feet wide and 3 to 3.5 inches high. (October 16, 2012, Page 1, 12)

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        Public hearing set for pet surrender law

        A public hearing is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday during the Oxford Board of Aldermen for the second reading of an addition to the city’s animal ordinance requiring pet owners to surrendor pets to the shelter and not call Animal Control to pick up the dog. (October 15, 2012, Page 3A)

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          Record set for bus riders

          Thanks to two new park-and-ride routes implemented by the University of Mississippi for the Oxford-University Transit system, ridership numbers almost doubled in September. (October 15, 2012, Page 1A, 7A)

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            Major road projects reviewed

            The Mississippi Department of Transportation will hold two meetings next week, on Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center, to meet with Oxonians and Lafayette County residents about two upcoming road projects. The meeting for the Highway 6/West Jackson Ave. intersection will be on Monday and a meeting for the Old Taylor Road roundabouts will be Tuesday. (October 12, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

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              OPC brings home program awards

              The Oxford Park Commission received two awards from the Mississippi Recreation and Parks Association recently for its yoga classes and Get Outdoors event. (October 11, 2012, Page 2)

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                Historic Commission OKs change to demolition law

                After some bouncing back and forth, an addition to Oxford’s Demolition by Neglect ordinance has been approved by both preservation boards. The ordinance will allow the city to make simple, basic repairs to homes located in a historical district to help prevent further decay if the homeowner fails to do so. The cost of repairs will be then charged back to the homeowner in the form of a lien on their property. (October 11, 2012, Page 2)

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                  Firefighters teach fire safety

                  Oxford Fire Department and the Mississippi Fire Marshal’s Office are promoting fire safety and the importance of fire escape plans during National Fire Prevention Week this week. (October 10, 2012, Page 1)

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                    City may be model for managing urban forest

                    Oxford, along with two other Mississippi towns, may serve as a model for other communities by preparing for storms through advanced management of trees within the city. (October 10, 2012, Page 1)

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